My latest editorial for CGTN explains why symbolism is at the root of any conversation surrounding a potential boycott of the 2022 Olympics. And such symbolism is worthless.
I understand the importance of symbolism, and Western politicians not attending the Olympics would be a symbolic statement of protest. But I repeat: Who cares? More importantly, we know that no country will refuse to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics, which would be another symbolic form of counter-protest, with more weight.
If any nation is serious about attacking China, then there is only one method available. And no sane politician or business person is going to take this step: Stop doing business in China.